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Hamburg, Germany based avant-garde metal act Todtgelichter (which was covered in our look at non-traditional black metal ) is currently looking for a new guitar player due to the imminent departure of longtime member Claudio. The band comments: “With a dedicated new guitar player we aim to strengthen our live presence in 2014 and to start the composing process for album number 5. “We are searching for YOU: you are no rookie, you have a sense for melodies and songwriting, you play tight, groovy and in time and (ideally) are familiar with the songs of our last two albums ‘Angst’ and ‘Apnoe.’ Furthermore, you are able to rehearse twice a week in Hamburg/Hamm; you like rehearsing as much as playing live and you are always looking to improve your playing and to broaden your musical horizon.

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Death To All – the Death tribute band featuring various members who had played with Chuck Schuldiner over the years – have announced some UK dates!

Having previously featured Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert, bassists Steve DiGiorgio and Scott Clendenin, guitarists Paul Masvidal, Shannon Hamm and Bobby Koelble as well as Obscura vocalist Steffen Kummere, the band will be playing the following venues this winter:

Nov 26 London Forum
Nov 27 Dublin Academy
Nov 28 Manchester Sound Control

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Introducing Trespass America, a newly-minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August with stops across the United States. Ticket on-sales begin this Friday, April 27.

Opening the show will be newcomers Battlecross, the most-played new band on the SiriusXM channel, “Liquid Metal.” New Jersey monsters God Forbid, who just released a brand new album “Equilibrium,” will stir up the circle pits with new songs and hits spanning their long career. Deathcore masters Emmure are coming out swinging in support of their new album, “Slave to the Game.” Michigan’s Pop Evil will carry the torch of grassroots hard rock to the crowd, while the melodic guitar thrash of Trivium and the reunited lineup of metalcore legends Killswitch Engage will bring a crushing intensity to Trespass America.

Headlining the power-packed Trespass America Festival is Five Finger Death Punch the new heavy weight champs of the metal scene, with nine consecutive top ten radio hits, four Golden God awards, two certified Gold records (and a third in the making). Monstrous light shows and sold-out arenas have marked the path of 5FDP’s meteoric rise. In a few short years, the band knocked down the tightly shut gates of mainstream media and turned the non-believers into believers as they marched to bring a message from the underground.

As Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory, who helped spearhead the festival concept put it, “We will carry the flag into mainstream territory; we will trespass on their turf all across America. The combined power of Metal Hammer and all these bands enable us to make a statement, a really loud one. Heavy music wants its place back in the limelight, so get ready, because we are coming, and we are coming in numbers.”

“By bringing the Trespass Festival to North America,” said Metal Hammer’s editor Alexander Milas, “we’re not only promoting the music we believe in, we’re investing in it. We’re now doing in America what we’ve done for years in Europe and the UK.” Indeed, Metal Hammer has a long history of flying the flag for the bands it believes in, and over the course of 25 years, has been involved with a number of events, most recently the Defenders Of The Faith tour that covered the spectrum of metal and helped support the music U.K. scene. Metal Hammer is partners with Bloodstock Open Air and Download Festival and has its very own Hammerfest festivals in the U.K. “It has become increasingly apparent to us that supporters of Metal Hammer stretch well beyond the U.K. Thanks to the iPad, American metal fans can now get the magazine at the same time U.K. fans do, but by taking on this tour, we’re moving beyond our physical borders.”

The idea for Trespass America came about as a way to bring heavy music to big venues across the country. Bathory explained, “When you walk through the Trespass America gate, you will be in a different territory, a new environment. You’re not just coming to see a band. It’s going to be a traveling circus that has all the attraction and excitement that creates an experience. We wanted to build the biggest stage we could and make this festival as visually unforgettable as possible, really give fans their money’s worth, give them an experience where they will want to say, ‘I was there.’ We also wanted to play as many indoor venues as possible so all bands on the bill, no matter how early they play, would have a full light show with full production. We want to make Trespass America a theme-park-thrill-ride for metalheads.”

With Five Finger Death Punch leading the charge, up-and-comers Battlecross, Pop Evil, and Emmure, metal vets God Forbid, and heavyweights like Trivium and Killswitch Engage, all united under the Metal Hammer banner, the Trespass America Festival is definitely bound to set foot on the forbidden lawn of mainstream Rock-Culture.

With more to be announced, confirmed dates for the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival are as follows:


13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center

15 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena

16 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center

17 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena

19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center

24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre

25 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center

27 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

28 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion

30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

31 Evansville, IN – Ford Center


3 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena

7 Syracuse, NY – SRC Arena and Events Center/Onondaga Community Center

8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center

10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs

14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

15 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre

17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center

18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier

22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum

25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center

26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre

28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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Tim Aymar (PHARAOH, CONTROL DENIED, PSYCHO SCREAM, TRIPLE-X, VICIOUS CYCLE) and Shannon Hamm (METALSTORM, DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, BEYOND UNKNOWN) will pay tribute to late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner with a special performance on December 18 at Latino Rock Café in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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Filling in for ORDER OF ENNEAD guitarist, John Li on all dates will be Shannon Hamm, formerly of DEATH and CONTROL DENIED. Wanting these appearances truly special for the fans, the band has rehearsed…

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Tampa, Florida-based extreme metal act ORDER OF ENNEAD has issued the following update:

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome the one and only Shannon Hamm (DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) on lead guitar to our ranks for live performances this year.

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Wes Cambron of the Tampa Metal Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED guitarist Shannon Hamm.

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Last month, Shannon Hamm, guitarist for Death and Control Denied found himself in the ICU of his local hospital.

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Last month, Shannon Hamm, guitarist for DEATH and CONTROL DENIED, and mastermind behind up-and-coming band BEYOND UNKNOWN, found himself in the ICU (Intensive Care unit) of his local hospital.

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British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have cancelled their appearance at the Tomahawk Festival, set to take place this Saturday, March 28 in Hamm (near Dortmund), Germany.

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